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Shhhhh! Metrolink Will Offer Weekday 'Quiet Cars' Starting Next Month

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It can get pretty loud inside a commuter rail car, thanks to people listening to music, watching movies, or talking loudly on their phones or with fellow passengers. To rectify the problem, Metrolink has announced that starting October 3, they will offer a "Quiet Car" on every weekday train to help improve the ride.

Inside the designated car, passengers will not be permitted to talk loudly with each other or on their phones, and cannot use electronic devices that other passengers can hear. The goal: A more "peaceful" commute, says Metrolink Board Chairman Richard Katz.

"Some of our passengers prefer to socialize or do business on the train. We encourage that - just not on the new quiet cars," adds Katz.

Seating will be first-come first serve, and, since you can't put a price on peace, there's no extra fee to ride on the "Quiet Car." You'll find the "Quiet Car" by locating the second car away from the locomotive; you can also ask the conductor or a Metrolink employee to help you find the car, too.